Iran Air: ATR eyes to provide Iran with remaining turboprop aircraft

Business Materials 3 February 2019 12:44 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 3

By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:

ATR aircraft manufacturer has requested permission from the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury for the delivery of the turboprop aircraft Iran has purchased, CEO of Iran Air Farzaneh Sharafbafi said.

The delivery of the remaining ATR turboprop aircraft to Iran requires a permission from the OFAC, Sharafbafi added, Trend reports referring to Tasnim News Agency.

In December 2018, Sharafbafi made it clear that Iran Air would not back off from any of the contracts to purchase passenger planes from Airbus.

She announced that Iran has received a total of 16 passenger planes since the 2015 nuclear deal took effect, including three from Airbus and 13 from Franco-Italian turboprop maker ATR.